Saturday, August 20, 2011

Final Photos

OK, if you can stand one more post about this quilt, hang in there. I promise, last time I show this.  That's because I have the binding on and I just need to turn it to the back, sew it down, and gift it out.  The recipient has seen it, Friday night, in fact. I was soooo close to having it finished, I just had to show it to her.

Here is a close up of the quilting, doing it by hand made all the difference. I love how it turned out.

This was a no mark, no measure border. I wanted the lines to be a bit organic and off kilter in places. Some was intentional, other times it was just how they ended up. I did try to use the needle as a measure between each set of lines. Rust thread was used throughout. Most of the solids are Kona. I've named this The Second Half. I'm keeping my first one for myself. It needs quilted and I'll be doing it that by hand to. It's in the line up!

I have enjoyed the process of this project and I'm very pleased with the final results.


Kathie said...

you should be so proud of this quilt
its beautiful
I am looking forward to working with solids this fall...I love the look of the hand quilting too, great job!

liz said...

This is such a dynamic quilt. No wonder your friend loves it. Good idea to keep one for yourself. It is lickable. I have been fatally attracted to solids too, but I will make myself wait till 1.1.2012

Janet O. said...

Very bold and graphic! The quilting fits this very well. Good idea!

Belinda said...

Woo Hoo YOU!! I L-O-V-E this quilt!
Who would ever get tired of looking at THIS quilt!!! And you're so funny showing it to her early...I would have been excited too!! She BETTER love it and I think you picked a good name for it!!!


Lori said...

That is awesome!! it turned out so beautiful.

Tonya Ricucci said...

gorgeous and beautifully quilted - hurrah!